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ERIC Number: EJ922860
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1065-0741
The SNAP Platform: Social Networking for Academic Purposes
Kirkwood, Keith
Campus-Wide Information Systems, v27 n3 p118-126 2010
Purpose: This paper aims to introduce an enterprise-wide Web 2.0 learning support platform--SNAP, developed at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. Design/methodology/approach: Pointing to the evolution of the social web, the paper discusses the potential for the development of e-learning platforms that employ constructivist, connectivist, and participatory pedagogies and actively engage the student population. Social networking behaviours and peer-learning strategies, along with knowledge management through guided folksonomies, provide the back-bone of a social systems approach to learning support. Findings: The development of a cloud-based read-write enterprise platform can extend the responsiveness of the learning institution to its students and to future e-learning innovations. Originality/value: The full potential of e-learning platforms for the development of learning communities of practice can now be increasingly realised. The SNAP Platform is a step in this direction. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia